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Bronx teacher uses innovative program to educate students on HIV/AIDS

Jul 1, 2014 • New York Daily News
So Porton, who now teaches English and drama at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, founded Bronx Youth Creating Compassion — in spite of ill-founded opposition. ... He is the first and only teacher from New York City to receive that honor. More

NBA, Dr. Oz to promote healthy living at NYC schools

Sep 28, 2014 • New York Post
In The News: Awards Season 2015 deflategate Sheldon Silver The Biggest Loser London · Home Sections Search Tips Sign in / Register Subscribe Follow. New York Post · Metro ... KAPPA/Fordam High School, Bronx; Lower East Side Preparatory High School ... More

Best in class: Meet the Hometown Heroes in Education, the brightest stars of ...

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Daily News
The winners of the 2014 Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education are shining examples of the humility and daily dedication that make a lifelong difference for New York City's more than 1.1 million schoolchildren. The all-star guidance counselors ... More

De Blasio unveils $150M plan to fix low-performing NYC schools

Nov 4, 2014 • New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pledging to lengthen school days at 94 struggling public schools and to take other steps meant to improve them. De Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan Monday to help the city's most troubled schools. More

Team High School Newsletter - October 2014

Oct 16, 2014 • United Federation of Teachers
As educators in New York City's more than 500 public high schools, we understand well the words of Ghanian writer Ayi Kwei Armah when he says: “There is indeed a great force in the world….that force is not something cut off, not something separate ... More

To avoid closing all schools, city and teachers union must reach deal on ...

Aug 30, 2012 • New York Daily News
Bronx High School for the Visual Arts. Monroe Academy for Business/Law. The School of Science and Applied Learning. P.S. 050 Clara Barton. P.S. 092 Bronx. Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School. School of Performing Arts. Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & ... More

Bronx school library long overdue

Nov 11, 2008 • New York Daily News
"I'm particularly frustrated because I'm preparing kids for the English Regents," said Tom Porton, a teacher at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design, one of five high schools that share the building - and the library. "You can't pass the ... More

Outreach teach

Aug 1, 2011 • New York Post
Award-winning Bronx teacher Thomas Porton's lesson plans have always had a central theme — he strives to educate the heart as well as the mind. That's why the English teacher at Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, who in 2002 won the inaugural ... More

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